I agree that HBO does produce very good shows. However, I am no longer a cable TV subscriber. I guess I meant American TV as referring to network TV. I am at the mercy of Netflix for when I can get good shows, like those produced on HBO. I didn't mean to sound so harsh about American TV. It is just frustrating to me to watch what I think is such a quality program, like Sherlock, and compare that with the non-cable faire being offered in the US.